What we have here is possibly the only Artiga pictures outside of China. As some of you readers may recall, the Artiga Concept was launched at the Shanghai Autoshow back in April. For the uninitiated, the Artiga concept (more like R3, since tiga is three in Malay, and R3 is Proton’s main tuning arm) is introduce by Youngman marque, the Chinese car manufacturer who has license to assemble CKD cars from Proton. For me, with a mixture of luck and pure chance, I came across this beauty at Proton Shah Alam.
The front end of the Artiga has been heavily redone by the R3 team. I really do love this new front end. Gives the Artiga a much better stance and aggressive as well. Which suits what a hot hatch should look like.
The side profile and rear end still has much of the Satria Neo’s genes there, but the bumper has undergone major redesigning and now features a rear diffuser. Even the twin centered mufflers look cool.
Much of the inside could very well be production ready, unlike other concept cars which has very outrageous interior designs.
From what I’ve gathered, the car has a supercharger under the hood, most likely its from the ATG Sprintex super charger unit from Australia. This will push the 1.6L CamPro S4PH to produce up to 180hp and 200nm. As excited as we are, do stay tuned for more exciting updates on the Artiga!